Highlighted by three national television windows each week on ESPN or ESPN2, the Big 12 Conference has announced its men’s basketball conference schedule for the 2008-09 season.
Nearly 90 percent of Big 12 Conference games this season will be televised nationally or regionally on an ESPN network, ABC, CBS or the newly branded, regionally syndicated Big 12 Network. The games are being broadcast as part of the first season of a new multi-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the 2015-16 season.
The league slate tips off on Saturday, Jan. 10, with five contests broadcast nationally or regionally. The Big 12 resumes its spot in ESPN’s traditional “Big Monday” lineup two days later when Texas travels to Oklahoma. Over the course of the 2008-09 campaign, every school in the conference will be showcased on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Nebraska will have four appearances on ESPN or ESPN2 and an additional two contests televised on ESPNU during league play.
story courtesy of NU Media Relations. For more on the story and to see the Big 12 composite schedule click here.